Round-up: Grayson promises changes

Simon Grayson
Simon Grayson is mulling changes after Huddersfield's first round defeat to Preston. Photo: PA

Huddersfield manager Simon Grayson promised changes to his team after last night's Capital One Cup first round defeat at Preston.

Goals from Jack King and Nicky Wroe sunk Town just four days before they their npower Championship campaign starts - prompting Grayson to say some players would pay for the defeat with their places at Cardiff.

He said: "I'm disappointed with a few players' performances and we didn't perform as a team.

"We warned the players about what Preston would be like. They'd get in your faces, make it difficult for you, they'd leave their foot in, their elbows in, and they'll work you, and we didn't handle it

"It's frustrating for me, but it will be frustrating for the players when I pick the team on Friday and one or two are not in it.

"Everybody had an opportunity tonight to stake a place for Friday night and some of them have not taken those opportunities."

Dave Jones criticised his Sheffield Wednesday players despite their 4-2 victory at Oldham.

The Championship side trailed to goals from Jordan Slew and Jean Yves Mvoto and saw Nejc Pecnik miss a penalty before four goals in 12 minutes from Jermaine Johnson, Chris O'Grady (2) and Michail Antonio turned things around.

Jones said: "In the Championship we won't win many games from 2-0 down, if any at all.

"Some words were said at half-time and they'll remain private, but I asked them nicely to go out and start playing like Sheffield Wednesday. They all deserve credit for coming back like that, but it's the first half I remember.

In last night's other game, Nottingham Forest won 1-0 at Fleetwood through Dexter Blackstock's second half goal.

Manager Sean O'Driscoll said: "We always looked solid and showed some versatility and that was pleasing.

"We got the goal and had a couple of half chances but to give them great credit they kept battling and we couldn't get the second goal we needed to kill them off. The result went to us but the plaudits go Fleetwood because they were excellent."

There are 18 further ties tonight, with six Championship sides at home.

Birmingham take on Barnet, Bristol City face Gillingham, Derby tackle Scunthorpe, Ipswich play Bristol Rovers, Millwall host Crawley and Southend travel to Peterborough.

The second tier sides on the road are Crystal Palace (at Exeter), Cardiff (at Northampton), Burnley (at Port Vale), Brighton (at Swindon) and Leicester (at Torquay).